people

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people is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
people

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
person

Plural
people or persons

  1. The plural form of person; more than one person.

Singular
people

Plural
peoples

  1. (countable) A people is a group of men, women, and children with a shared culture, history, and language.
    Although Lebanon and Syria are two countries they are one people.
    This people shares some characteristics with the aborigines.

Verb[change]

Plain form
people

Third-person singular
peoples

Past tense
peopled

Past participle
peopled

Present participle
peopling

  1. (transitive); (usually passive) If a place is peopled, people live there.
    It's a wonderful country peopled with amazing cooks and dancers.
  2. (transitive) If you people a story, movie, etc. you fill it with people.
    He liked to people his books with simple folk.